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If you operate a motor vehicle on public roadways in Hawaii you are required to have a driver’s license or learner’s permit. You will be given the following tests when you apply for a driver’s license or instruction permit as required: 1. Rules of the Road 2. Vision 3. Recognition of traffic control devices. You must pass these tests before you are permitted to take the road test. The HI DMV written test is based on the information contained in the Hawaii Driver's Manual, and is designed to check your knowledge of road signs, traffic law, road rules and safe driving practices. The knowledge test consists of 30 questions, and you'll need at least 24 correct answers to pass (80%).
1. You are approaching an intersection when the signal turns yellow. You should:
slow down and proceed with caution through the intersection.
speed up to get through the intersection before the red light comes on.
stop, if you can do so safely. If you cannot stop safely, cautiously cross the intersection.
2. This sign means:
right curve sign
Left turns are not allowed at the intersection.
Winding road ahead.
The road will curve to the right.
Do not turn right.
3. You want to turn left at an intersection ahead. A car reaches the intersection from the opposite direction and moves straight ahead. You:
must wait for the car to go through before you turn.
must make a U-turn and then turn right.
can turn left. You have the right of way.
may not enter the intersection to prepare for your left turn if the light is green.
4. If a traffic officer signals you to drive through a red light:
you must do it.
you must call the police.
you must wait for the red light to turn green.
you must not obey the officer. Signs and signals take precedence over directions given by traffic officers.
5. Bicyclists must refrain from:
riding in the roadway in a school zone.
carrying passengers unless the bicycle is equipped to do so.
riding in the roadway in a construction zone.
riding at night.
6. When they see this road sign, drivers must:
wrong way sign
not drive past this sign.
come to a complete stop and call the police.
treat it as a 4-Way Stop sign.
treat it as a Yield sign.
7. Defensive driving is a driving technique in which you as a driver:
identify dangerous driving situations and take action to avoid an accident.
defend against accidents by driving your vehicle fast enough to stay ahead of traffic congestion.
defend against poor drivers by getting ahead of them in traffic.
defend yourself against accidents by following close to the vehicle ahead.
8. When driving on a wet road:
as you decrease your speed, the road becomes more slippery.
as you drive faster, your tires may lose traction.
you must be aware that the pavement gets even more slippery when it's been raining for long periods of time.
you should follow the vehicle ahead of you more closely.
9. What should you do if a vehicle is approaching head-on in your lane?
Decrease speed, pull over to the right and sound your horn to warn the other driver.
Pull over to the left and use your emergency lights to stop the other driver.
Come to a complete stop and use your horn to warn the vehicles behind you.
Turn off the ignition if your vehicle has power steering.
10. If your car starts to skid, turn your steering wheel:
to keep the front wheels straight.
in the direction you want to go.
in the opposite direction of the skid.
in any direction. It doesnt matter.
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HI DMV Written Test Facts

Number of questions: 30
Correct answers to pass:24
Passing score:80%
Minimum age to apply: 15 ½
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